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Bandera

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$$$
American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations
Description: American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in CDM

This place can get crowded and there is usually a wait to eat but their rotisserie chicken is amazing. Well worth the wait!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
tc23224
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Corona del Mar, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Corona del Mar, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place can get crowded and there is usually a wait to eat but their rotisserie chicken is amazing. Well worth the wait!!!

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L.I., NY
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I just returned from a California vacation that included several nights in Newport Beach. For one dinner, we selected Bandera on Pacific Coat Highway in Corona Del Mar. There was an average wait of 20 minutes for a table and then another 15 minutes for someone to take a drink order. The drinks were average at best... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love this place! The food, the staff, the ambience! You will not be disappointed, I promise! A very popular restaurant and they do take reservations.

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Bandera is one of our favorite restaurants. We moved across the country years ago, so when we finally came out to CA for a visit, Bandera was our second stop (after In-n-Out!!). Even the wait for a table is enjoyable on the outdoor patio. The deviled eggs were very good. The rotisserie chicken was, as always, fantastic.

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Laguna Beach, California
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

All of the food is good. We come for the Rotisserie Chicken which is one of the best I have had. No corkage fee-a plus. Service is a little rushed but good. You must tell waiter to "slow it down". Highly recommend.

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A good restaurant for family groups. The rotisserie chicken always a safe and reliable choice the spicy coleslaw was gorgeous. A good wine list and not outrageous like LA. Good pleasant service with a fabulous corn bread starter Always worth a visit

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Corona del Mar, California
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

You can order a whole chicken to go. That's always easy. The artichoke is super yum. And you can NOT go wrong with the chicken sandwich. Make reservations if you want to dine in. It gets packed. And arrive good and early for any hope of sitting at the bar. Always a good choice to eat at bandera!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Can't go to Bandera without having the rotisserie chicken and ribs, and that was just what we had, besides the artichoke and delicious skillet cornbread for starters. Their menu is limited but everything that is on it is great. Never have had a bad meal at Bandera and the service is always great. The night we went our server was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had the artichokes and the house smoked salmon. Both very tasty. We also shared an order of chicken and ribs. And enjoyed a pan of sweet cornbread. The food is good but heavy. Wait staff very proficient.

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Corona del Mar, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great menu. This place is awlays busy, so go early or eat a little something before you go and prepare to wait 30-60 minute for a table during dinner any day of the week.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?